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Eric R. Buhi, MPH, CHES
AAHE Ethics Committee
The topic of ethics in health education has been widely discussed over the past 25 years. The purpose of this article is to compile, into an annotated bibliography and resource listing, selected resources related to ethical issues in health education practice and research. Resources listed include the 1) HExtra "A Question of Ethics," 2) general resources on ethics, including web sites not specifically related to health education, 3) ethical issues related to the health education profession and to health education practice, and 4) ethics regarding health education and other research and evaluation.
The earliest code of ethics for health educators appears to be the 1976 SOPHE Code of Ethics, developed to guide professional behaviors toward the highest standards of practice for the profession.
The Coalition of National Health Education Organizations recently revised the Code of Ethics.